Government commences payment of cash transfer program beneficiaries

The National government has released Kshs 2,095,774,000 as payment to 1,044,922 Inua Jamii programme beneficiaries.
According to notice letter from the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection undersigned by Principal Secretary Joseph Motari, the payment covers December 2023 cycle.
The funds will be disbursed through the six (6) contracted Payment Service Providers namely: Cooperative Bank of Kenya Ltd, Equity Bank (Kenya) Ltd, Kenya Commercial Bank Kenya Ltd, Kenya Post Office Savings Bank, National Bank of Kenya, and Kenya Women Microfinance Bank Plc.
The letter further states that in compliance with the Presidential Directive the State Department has shifted payment of Inua Jamii beneficiaries from the usual Account Based Payment model to MPESA payment model.
This will improve access to funds by beneficiaries with minimal or no costs
especially for transport as has been witnessed before.
This transition will begin with the December 2023 payment cycle with caregivers of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (CTOVC) and Persons with Severe Disabilities (PWSD)
Cash Transfer Programmes.
Older persons cash transfer (OP-CT) beneficiaries will be paid through their usual bank accounts.
The payment schedule commences on Tuesday 2nd January 2024 with each
beneficiary receiving Ksh. 2,000.
Local administrators have been urged to help mobilize the beneficiaries for
payment.

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